Season 32, Episode 11 Supersonic Dream

First Aired: January 18, 2005

“Supersonic Dream” chronicles the short history of the Concorde, from the drawing board in the 1950s to its final flight in 2003. Literally faster than a speeding bullet, the elegant SST was popular among jet-setters who could afford its high fares. But cost---and the sonic boom it created---meant that the French-British consortium that built it could sell it only to Air France and British Air. Still, it was, as jet-setter David Frost puts it, “the only way to be in two places at once.”

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